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Maksymilian Del Mar
Reader in Legal Theory, University of London, Queen Mary

Maksymilian Del Mar is a reader in legal theory at the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. He is the co-editor of Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice (2015). He lives in London.

Written by Maksymilian Del Mar

Essay/
Human rights and justice
The legal imagination

Hypotheticals, fantastical beings, and a fictional omnibus: legal reasoning is made supple by its use of the imagination

Maksymilian Del Mar